There’s three ways to go at this post title; It’s either a veeeeeery long tag, or it’s a tag about long books. Or maybe it’s a very long tag about very long books? You’ll see in a minute, because Annemieke @ A Dance With Books tagged me to do this and I happily oblige. I have a love-hate relationship with long books because I kinda love them but they can also intimidate me very much (I’m looking at you, Order of the Phoenix…) Anyway, let’s get on with it!
1. List five of the longest books you have read.
2. Pick two of the longest books on your TBR.
4. Tag others.
My Five Longest Books
My five longest books are actually quite boring-ish, seeing as it consists of only three authors… Anyway, that’s pretty much what I expected!
1. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. My UK paperback edition is number one with 800 pages! Can you believe a paperback can even hold that many pages?! Oh my goodness, it took me forever to finish, it was very intimidating and it was so stressful because I tried really hard (and succeeded) not to break the spine!
2. A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. The hardback edition of ACOWAR has 705 pages but it never really intimidated me because I read all but one Throne of Glass book and the previous instalments of the ACOTAR trilogy. Plus, I started reading it in eBook form so my iPad kind of just.. hid the size? Hehe!
3. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. Oohhh, this reminds me of May last year when I read Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, listened to Lady Midnight (as a reread of sorts) and then read LoS while I also read ACOWAR and Our Dark Duet (by the wonderful Victoria Schwab). I mean, that wrap up pile was absolutely ridiculous! Anyway, it comes in third with 701 pages in the hardback edition!
4. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I told you this list would be a bit boring, didn’t I? Anyway, this one only has slightly less pages than Lord of Shadows, since the hardback has 698 pages. I was actually very intimidated by its size when I first got it…
5. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. I really don’t get why this book needed super thin pages when Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows are bigger and didn’t need them?! Like, Bloomsbury, what are you doing!? Anyway, this book might not look very big, but it’s super heavy and has 693 pages. I honestly wouldn’t have minded if it had “normal” pages because now it looks smaller than Queen of Shadows and it’s totally bigger than that one!
The Longest Books on my TBR
1. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. This honestly isn’t a surprise because I don’t believe SJM can actually write books that are below 600 pages… haha! (Okay, except for the ACOFAS novella.) Anyway, it’s 664 pages! It’s still on my TBR and I think I might read it this summer, or a bit later as in right before the release of Throne of Glass #7!
2. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross. This one actually does come as a surprise! It’s not as big as Tower of Dawn, but it’s still 464 pages. I’m thinking of listening to the audiobook of this one so the pages might not really matter, but I still think it’s a great length for a fantasy novel! I happily read nearly 700 pages of a ToG book, but I get very excited about fantasy novels that are below 400 pages, hehe!